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Jack Templar, Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus

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jack templar monster hunter

Jack Templar, Monster Hunter (The Templar Chronicles #1)
Jeff Gunhus
Published: 10th October, 2012
Seven Guns Press

Summary:

Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack’s fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it’s great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend “T-Rex” from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he’s the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he’s destined to be in the family business. Second, that there’s a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits…until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.

As if that weren’t enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the “One?” Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.

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Wonderland: Asylum by Raven Gregory and Patrick Shand

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Wonderland Asylum

Wonderland: Asylum
Raven Gregory and Patrick Shand
Released: 1st June, 2014
Zenescope
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Age: Adult
From: NetGalley

Summary:

Exiled in the realm of Wonderland, the legacy of the Mad Hatter claimed Johnny Liddle’s soul creating one of the greatest villains the world has ever known. But the true horror of what Wonderland is has never been revealed – until now! They thought the realm of madness was trapped in Wonderland. They were wrong!

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